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CNBC
Dec 19, 2012 12:00pm EST
in newtown summoned on friday, if cooperation and common sense prevail, then i'm convinced we can make a sensible, intelligent way to make the united states of america a safer, stronger place for our children to learn and to grow. thank you. now i'm going to let the vice president go and take a few questions. i will start with ben feller. >> thank you, mr. president. i'd like to ask you about the other serious issue in this town right now, the fiscal cliff. haven't you betrayed some of the voters who supported you in the election by changing your positions on who should get a tax increase and by including social security benefits now into this mix, and more broadly, there seems to be a deepening sense that negotiations aren't going very well right now. can you give us a candid update? are we likely to go over the cliff? >> well, first of all, there's no reason why we should. remember when i said during the campaign, i thought that it was important for us to reduce our deficit in a balanced and responsible way. i said it was important for us to make sure that millionaires and billionair
CNBC
Dec 17, 2012 6:00am EST
there. get that out so that i think everybody in the united states feels that way. >> you're right. as the president last night, newtown is not alone. >> yeah, it's everybody. it's every town. >> when you look at what the market's been doing you did make the right call last time around. like i said, you opened our eyes. we should have probably seen it coming. you were the one kind of laid it out for us. what do you think of what the fed has been doing? >> well, look, i mean the fed they made announcement, habit, what they said in front of me here, listen, you have a pretty good economy right now. you have an economy that has tilt winds instead of headwinds of housing and autos. you have an economy that's probably growing 2% give or take. question is, do you need the fed to do anything more? you know, it's a good question. why did they do this? and, you know, they basically have taken the mandate of full employment, and run with it. everything they're doing is to get this employment rate down or try to get this employment right down. the question you have to ask is what happens when
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